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Walking in old age and development of metabolic syndrome: the health, aging, and body composition study.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders
1540-4196
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert
Publication Date
Volume
8
Issue
4
Pages
317–322
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1089/met.2009.0090
PMID: 20367219
Source
Medline

Abstract

Meeting or exceeding the physical activity guidelines via walking significantly reduced the odds of incident metabolic syndrome and onset of new metabolic syndrome components in older adults. This protective association was found only in individuals who sustained high levels of walking for physical activity.

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